Amos Lee’s “My New Moon” Tour
My New Moon:
Finally! After seven years of listening to the music, watching YouTube videos and DVD’s, and not being able to make a concert for way too many reasons, I finally get to see one of my favorite musicians perform live. Two weeks from now, Amos Lee comes to the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY and I’m stoked. Bonus points awarded: Amos’s new album My New Moon came out last week and it’s some of his best material ever.
When attending a concert, most of the time we are looking forward to hearing our favorite songs from the past and not the current material. Maybe it’s because you haven’t listened to the songs a million times, maybe you just don’t know the lyrics so you can sing along, or maybe the songs haven’t yet been added to your personal “Life in Music” story just yet. While I want to hear my favorite old Amos Lee tunes on September 16, I equally want to hear this new album performed live. The album is eloquent and poignant yet dark and foreboding. The lyrics weave their way through very emotional subject matter and couple them with smooth and catchy rhythms. They put you into a mood that uplifts your soul and spirit, and takes you away to a place of peace, tranquility, and hope.
Each song is deep both lyrically and musically. There is so much depth to each song yet everything blends together so perfectly. “I Get weak”, one of my new favorite Amos Lee tunes, compares love to addiction and addiction to love. “Little Light” is an inspirational song about a nine year old’s battle and subsequent victory over cancer. “Crooked” is a protest song that talks about not only all of the evil out in the world including our current leaders, but also the evil that exists inside Amos Lee as well. Probably my favorite song from My New Moon is “No More Darkness, No More Light”. This song speaks to the exasperation surrounding senseless school shootings yet without words uplifts you to a place of optimism.
Speaking of places, the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, where this show will take place, is one of the most beautiful and unique venues in the tri-state area. Holding 1,800 fans and built in 1926, the theatre was completely renovated in 2012 by owner Peter Shapiro and hosts hundreds of amazing shows a year. There is not a bad seat in the house, the employees are extremely friendly and helpful, and there is an amazing bar attached to the theatre called “Garcia’s” to have a nice drink to finish the evening off properly.
The 14-stop tour starts at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on September 14, continues on the East Coast, making a run West down South through TN, TX, AZ, and then ending in CA in October. Don’t miss out on this short tour as it’s going to be an amazing run of shows. I would suspect that the most of the new album will be played as well as the many hits from the past including “Windows Are Rolled Down”, “Sweet Pea”, “Arms of a Woman”, and my favorite Amos Lee song “What’s Been Going”. Come join me in Port Chester for a heavenly night of music with Amos Lee and make sure to pick up the new album too. It’s fantastic and now on heavy rotation on my iPhone!
Peace and love to you all.